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The Farmer Market outside the Illini Union displays its produce for all the Quad to see on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

CU celebrates recognition as ‘Greatest Midwest Food Town’

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer September 6, 2017

On a college campus, “free food” is something that never fails to bring in crowds. Not only can students get free food this weekend, but from some of the area’s famous restaurants as the community...

Front of Fat Sandwich on East John Street on Sunday, Feb 28, 2016.

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

By Aaron Navarro , On-Air Editor August 1, 2017

One of the biggest changes you may experience from jumping from high school to college is just how much time you will spend studying and doing homework. There is no more procrastinating until the last...

Illinois football will host seven home games in the fall

Activities around campus when visiting your student

By Michael Gasick, Assistant sports editor May 25, 2016
There are many activities for parents and students to do both on and off campus.
Welcome Art at Red Herring.

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

By Emily Scott April 14, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro April 2, 2015

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event...

Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, stands in front of Strawberry Fields as its new owner.

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

By Lillian Barkley January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields...

Ellen McDowell (center) stands with a group of volunteers as the director of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen of 35 years.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen looks to continue its values in new Champaign location

January 28, 2015

Six months before shifting locations and turning off the burners for good at the New Covenant Fellowship, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was on an over 30-year run. Since its inception in 1980, the kitchen...

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Cliff Maduzia packages excess food from Unit 4's Central High School's lunches to bring to the TIMES Center. Maduzia is a volunteer for the Susan Freiburg Memorial Food Surplus program, which provides meals to the homeless.

Local organizations partner with schools to reduce waste in lunchrooms, offer meals to homeless

By Abrar Al-Heeti November 10, 2014

When Cliff Maduzia walks through the hallways of Westview Elementary School in Champaign each day with large, empty containers in tow, faculty, staff and students know what he’s there to do. “Hi, Cliff,”...

Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage Shop was one of 26 vendors at Made Fest's inaugural festival on Sept. 28, 2013. 

Made Fest 2014 doubles in vendors, adds extra day

By Sarah Soenke September 25, 2014

While Made Fest may have been a dash in last year’s Pygmalion Festival, this year it is a main ingredient. Nearly 50 vendors will line The Highdive Outdoor Annex with booths featuring vintage and handmade...

Photos courtesy Beverly Smith. Students gather at the Native American House during its semester-long Chat 'n Chew presentation series last year. As part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’s Lunch on Us series, each presentation provides a free lunch and runs from noon to 1 p.m.

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

By Saher Khan September 4, 2014

The earth often offers more than just food and sustenance to society. On Friday, it will also be giving people a history lesson at the Native American House during the Lessons From the Soil Chat ’N Chew.  Seven...

Microwave chilaquiles (above) and omelets (below) are some of the easy-to-make mug recipes college students can try out in their favorite coffee cup.

Single seriving recipes: Meals in a mug

By Taylor Lucero August 27, 2014

I have never successfully used an oven before. In fact, the first and only time I tried cooking a frozen pizza, I ended up getting sick. Because I am a self-proclaimed terrible cook, I usually end up getting...

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